(If you can stand it...)
This quilt is two sided. You are getting the long story since this is my blog. Once upon a time ago, I started quilting - without any instructions. I made tops with abandon... Light & white (I had no idea about value), 1/4 inch seam allowance - completely optional, Mysteries with poor choices in fabrics (see the note about value), etc.
I was in a guild (I joined a guild & simultaneously started to quilt - almost in the same night.) & I am sure that they got a few chuckles out of my "masterpieces." (This sentence should have preceded the "I made tops with abandon." comment above.)
I ruined a stack & whack (good example of poor fabric choices - see the comment above about value.) by quilting it myself of the sewing machine that I had been given buy one of the guild members.
Then I found out about long armers. Judy specifically. I did not know any better to seriously wonder what she thought about my "masterpieces." BUT in quick order, I decided that my less than successful tops could be backs. (With my piecing any puckers could have been viewed as enhancements - but I don't recall any puckers!)
Speed ahead several years, several moves, & several boyfriends (same cats).
To this quilt (link goes back to the post on quilting):
I chatted on piecing it here. (If you read that you would have caught the "I should not have fat quarterd the half yard pieces.") But I did & that created a lot of big left over pieces, so I made this top:
which actually shows the inspiration fabrics that led me to that color pallette. (Those fabrics are on the back of the primary quilt form these fabrics.) & then it sat... I like it o.k., but I prefer the other one & this one is "small."
Oh you wanted to see my "new quilt."
Here it is the front of my quilt:
Bleeker Street prints and a Kona cotton in burgundy. I love how the quilting turned out.
& the back:
or should that be other front?
The burgundy ties them together. I did not have to buy any more Bleeker Street for the back - or find something for the other top - YAY, that has to be stashbusting, right?
Helper kitty must have been tuckered out by the time I took those photos.